Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto

Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto


The modern research of sexuality too often finds itself at an deadlock, conceptualizing sexuality both psychologically or sociologically: sexologists and psychologists have tended to indicate to the organic origins of sexuality underpinned through hormones, drives and, so much lately, genetics; by contrast, historians and sociologists element to the social box because the defining strength that shapes the meanings given to sexuality and sexual experience.

Confronting the constraints and demanding situations this deadlock poses, Katherine Johnson argues for a psychosocial strategy that rethinks the connection among psychic and social geographical regions within the box of sexuality, with out lowering it to both. Weaving via an expanse of theoretical and empirical examples drawn from sociology, psychology, queer and cultural experiences, she produces an cutting edge, transdisciplinary standpoint on sexual identities, subjectivities and politics that makes an unique contribution to key debates starting from identification politics and homosexual marriage, to psychological overall healthiness ‘risks’ and queer early life suicide.

Embracing principles from developmental psychology, social constructionist sociology, social and important psychology, psychoanalysis and queer conception, this unique publication can be beneficial interpreting for college kids and students of sexuality around the social sciences.

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